Can I run Guest OS off a read-only Virtual Hard DIsk?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by che_guevara, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. che_guevara

    che_guevara

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    It is absolutely necessary for my team to have read-only virtual hard disks.
    Virtual PC allowed it.
    VMWare Fusion lets me do a trick with a read-only virtual disk and read/write Snapshot.

    Is there some trick that allows me to run Fusion off a disk with 444 permissions?
    Currently my only option is to create a read/write copy of some 5 GB virutal disk.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Hugh Watkins

    Hugh Watkins

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    which OS?

    most need to write back logs and stuff
    with Windows you can enable this by limiting user permisiions

    Hugh W
     
  3. che_guevara

    che_guevara

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    OS: WIndows XP.
    But with "Undo Disks" feature, Guest OS does not really end up writing anything to the virtual disk, right?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Xenos

    Xenos Parallels Team

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    Hello,

    Che_guevara, there are no options of this sort on Parallels side except for "Undo Disks".
    You can try using Windows security politics to obtain the result you wish.

    Best regards,
    Xenos
     

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